Our Federation

Why establish a Federation?

It is no secret that changes are happening rapidly in the way primary and secondary care are working together. We are seeing shifts in funding for our practices which impact on service provision. As clinicians, healthcare professionals and practice managers, we are the people on the ground with a clear view of all the issues, and it is vital that we are involved in discussions around the bigger picture and future plans for our NHS.

Working as a Federation gives us a more important and cohesive voice when working with the ICB, the hospital Trusts and Bradford Care Alliance. We have a real say in what happens in our local community and play a vital role in determining the care for our patients.

With the Government now pushing for the provision of primary care beyond the current core hours to ease pressure on overstretched A&E departments and hospitals, working together means we can expand our service hours and our core services to provide better, immediate and more local care for all our patients.

Who is Trust Primary Care?

How is TPC managed?

TPC is headed up by a Board comprising six people, representatives from four of the practices in the Federation, including both Managers and GPs to give a balanced view, and our Chief Operating Officer.

The TPC Board is also active in the wider Bradford healthcare community, including the Bradford District & Craven ICB, LMC, People Committee, WY Primary Care Steering Group and Access To Care Programme Board amongst others. One TPC Board member also sits on the board of Bradford Care Alliance CIC, so TPC is well represented and able to effectively influence developments moving forward.

Into the future

TPC is the voice of 16 established GP practices, providing extended services for patients, working to shape the future of primary care.

The benefits

  • Improved governance from a broader group of clinicians working together
  • Ability to share consultant governance and training costs
  • Better response to the peaks and troughs of activity across our services
  • Improved continuity of care
  • Shared costs
  • Practice development tools such as our CQC Quality Dashboard
  • Access to professional advice from our HR Manager as needed
  • Access to experienced Project Managers as needed